Re: "Plus, really cheap "offshore" PSU's were often a bit marginal even when not abused"
Y'mean theyr'e not now?
I always buy a cheap psu for my computers. One from a reliable manufacturer with decent specs. One that's unlikely to give me weird data errors due to spikes and noise and one with proper protection so that its unlikely to blow up random bits of the machine.
Unfortunately, they tend to be somewhat more expensive. Cheap at the price.
I can still get a new case complete with psu delivered to my address from halfway round the world by UK distie for around 25 squid. Apart from the lacerated arteries assembling the machine, what else do you think I'd get?
>> Thanks - it's the one with the unused first aid kit in the pocket.